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Offline KurzykTopic starter

Blast from the 80s!
« on: December 01, 2008, 10:57:24 AM »
Took a trip down memory lane... Scary thing is I've played most of those games.  :D

100 Top Commodore64 games in 10 minutes!

I still think Archon was the best!


It's amazing how far games have come.

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Re: Blast from the 80s!
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2008, 09:00:07 PM »
Oh god - I played Archon on the Atari 800!  (I could do scary things with that machine - which is probably why my dad bought an Apple II+ when all my friends had Ataris. ;D)

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Re: Blast from the 80s!
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2008, 08:17:59 AM »
Really? I didn't know it was on the Atari 800. Were the graphics and game play different?

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Re: Blast from the 80s!
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2008, 08:19:49 AM »
Probably not terribly - fantasy chess, the five power points, little battles instead of automatic capture.  I never played with the C64  (Although I do have a Q-Link t-shirt. *geek*)

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Re: Blast from the 80s!
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2008, 09:09:49 AM »
Yep that sounds the same as C-64. The little battles were the funnest part! That bazilisk thing was the best piece.. that and the unicorn.

Q-link t-shirt?

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Re: Blast from the 80s!
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2008, 09:20:21 AM »
It was an online service designed for the C-64 and C-128.  Didn't actually die until the mid-90's, and still supported 300 baud modems up to that point.

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Re: Blast from the 80s!
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2008, 09:44:49 AM »
Wow I didn't know they had online services back then. I remember those old phone modems that you put the hand unit into the machine, and the disk drive being as big as a shoe box. There were also 'bulletin boards' or something? That people could dial into.

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Re: Blast from the 80s!
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2008, 10:45:03 AM »
BBS's predated online services, but they were usually run out of someone's basement on machines that were probably no more powerful than today's machines (although they were considered 'souped up' at the time).  Usually, they had message boards, USENET if you were lucky, maybe some text or ASCII-graphic games, like Scrabble, Rogue or Beast.

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Re: Blast from the 80s!
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2008, 03:21:26 PM »


I wasn't so much of a Comm64 player, but I do recognize some of those. Others intrigue me....even in this day of hyper accelerated 3-D graphics I want to play them.  :)


EDIT- frikkin typos.  >:(
« Last Edit: December 09, 2008, 10:03:59 PM by The Overlord »

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Re: Blast from the 80s!
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2008, 10:53:56 AM »
ok, lode runner I played on the AppleIIe, but alot of those were on the NES, I saw Defender of the Crown (the jousting game) and I'd swear I saw one of the first Ultima series of games as well.

Wow, that is a blast from the past, my man!

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Re: Blast from the 80s!
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2008, 11:06:28 AM »
I know! And it's amazing to think that any one of those games, I've spent huge amounts of hours at a time playing.

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Re: Blast from the 80s!
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2008, 11:44:29 AM »
Anyone remember Jumpman?

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Re: Blast from the 80s!
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2008, 12:18:02 PM »
I do. Hours of fun there.

And Owen there definetly was an Ultima in that clip. I think it was Ultima 3. Loved that game. :)

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Re: Blast from the 80s!
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2008, 12:20:48 PM »
I was cleaning out our attic a couple of weeks ago and we actually still have our Atari 800 and it still works! I plugged it into the TV and stuck a game and TA DA! I can shoot at little triangle shaped spaceships! Talk about craftsmanship XD

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Re: Blast from the 80s!
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2008, 02:22:57 PM »
Yes! Exodus! many hours of fun with that game on NES back in the 90s!

I thought I saw it in there, toward the beginning of the clip.

although I grew up in the 80's we had an atari 2600 but no computer aside what I got to play at school on the AppleIIe, but alot of those games on c64 came out on other platforms later

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Re: Blast from the 80s!
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2008, 02:39:36 PM »
I forget which system I played it on...but I love Gradius!!  So much I bought it on my Wii ::)